IEC South Africa
IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi wants the IEC to look into allegations that the ANC transported foreign nationals to voting stations in order to cast their ballots for the ruling party.
Several women were turned away from voting stations or forced to remove their false nails and nail polish before they were allowed to vote. This was not supposed to be an issue as the IEC stated manicures are no problem.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says that it wants answers from the the company that produced the 'indelible' ink after it emerged that the ink was relatively easy to remove. The ink is a security measure
The IEC has its hands full with the organisation and counting of ballots, but it also had to fend off allegations of racism as well. Following a controversial incident in the Western Cape, it issued a statement of explanation.
In the 1994 general elections, millions and millions of South Africans could be seen queuing for hours to cast their votes. However, there’s been a steady decline in voter turnout since then and Briefly.co.za evaluates why.
South Africans are flooding the polls as millions aim to cast their votes. Experts predict a decrease in popularity for the ANC and growth among some of the smaller parties, but Briefly.co.za readers have also had their say.